I am sure you all know the song, “Come into the garden Maud”, well today we are walking round the Bangor Walled Garden this month with me, not Maud! It does not open to the public until Easter however I am sure many of you know I have managed to visit it in January and February to record what is going on in the winter and how it changes over the months. Today, I was fortunate to meet the head gardener Nicola who was very helpful in aiding me with some ID and information.
This is the view through the entrance.
I am looking forward to seeing what blooms will flower under these pansies. I will be back with the next instalement!
I rarely go into the garden without seeing Mr Robin and he usually sings for me.
This shot was taken to show the growth on the wide Rose from the last time and in the background you can see the yellow and red stems of the Cornus plant.
Drimys winteri variety andina
Above are the Broad Beans that I have shown you over the last 2 months and they are doing very well. However in the shot below is a sadder sight. These were the peas. Nicola was telling me the Doves love them and have eaten all the shoots. She will be sowing more of them.
This bed is full of onion and garlic and are doing well. Everything in the vegetable is grown organically and in the summer all the produce is sold every weekend to the public.
This is an espalier Apricot tree above and below some of the buds are just showing. Nicola was hoping there would not be a frost to ruin them. When the buds open, she was telling me the bees do not pollinate this tree and she has to hand pollinate it herself. Wow! What a big job!
There is a walled garden within a walled garden and in this section there is a greenhouse, cafe, bandstand, some beds and a large grassed area that is used in the summer for events. Last year I took a group to see Romeo and Juliet which was performed by a touring company. I am hoping there will another play this summer.
This is a lone flower of a Geranium I found in the greenhouse. They bring on a lot of seedlings and slips to plant out later such as these Sweet Pea below and as I looked down to the other end of the greenhouse I wondered why they had eggs in egg boxes!
I had to laugh at myself when I arrived at the other end of the green house to discover, that the eggs where potatoes being sprouted!!
Even the dogs are looked after when they come to visit the garden.
We end our walk as we pass through this archway from one walled garden to the other one. I hope you enjoyed our walk with me today.
Now that I have managed to record the last 3 months, I would like to continue to record each month until the end of the year to watch the differences over that time.
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